These days Halloween is all Naughty This and Sexy That, but the roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions. These quirky bits of trivia about the history of Halloween should help you better appreciate all the ghouls and witches wandering about (and your hoard of candy):
The Zonta Club of Lapeer Area presents the “Fantasy Forest”, a family-friendly fall event at Rowden Park in Lapeer on Saturday (10/12). Local organizations and businesses set up stations along the park’s mile-long walking path. Each station decorates with a theme and provides an activity and a treat for the kids.
Why do we celebrate Halloween by putting on bizarre outfits and asking strangers for candy? Who is Stingy Jack, and why does he haunt our dreams? We decided to take a look at a few of Halloween's most well-known customs and ask, What do they all mean?
The next time you think it would be funny to scare the living daylights out of someone, you might want to consider this: medical experts say that an intense fright can severely stun the heart, enough even to kill a perfectly healthy human being.
At Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania there is an attraction called the Naked and Scared Challenge, in which brave souls can go through a haunted house in the nude. Like most haunted houses, this one is dark, so you don't have to worry about people seeing if you're scared stiff (pun intended).
The creative director of Universal Studios Hollywood caught up with Black Sabbath in Austin recently and showed Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler what 'Black Sabbath 13 3D' -- a new attraction at the annual Halloween Horror Nights based on the group's music and recent album -- will look like. Fans also get a preview of the scares in the above clip.
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